From shopping for luxury goods at thrift stores in the Village to seeing celebrities while you shop at Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney’s, here’s how to find everything you need – on any budget, while you explore New York.
For the best in luxury shopping, head to Barneys. With high-end designer fashions like Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, and Ferragamo, you’re certain to spot a celebrity or two.
• Address: 660 Madison Avenue, near 61st St.
A mixture of vintage fashion and hip designer clothing, Bergdorf’s luxury brands include Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Badgley Mischka, Dior, and Michael Kors. Don’t miss the huge shoe salon (2nd floor) or the luxury handbags.
• Address: 754 Fifth Avenue, near 58th St.
Always bustling with shoppers, Bloomingdale’s has a mix of high-end European fashions, well-known designer labels, and reasonably priced American brands. Shop for Burberry, Eileen Fisher, Theory, Tory Burch, AQUA, and Stuart Weitzman.
• Address: 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. and 504 Broadway, near Spring St.
Saks Fifth Avenue
With American and European fashions, Saks offers luxury brands like Gucci, Prada, Jo Malone, and David Yurman. The main floor is an enormous beauty department with a mix of makeup, fragrances, and fine jewelry. Catch the celebs at scheduled calendar events or during the holidays when their festive windows are on display.
• Address: 611 Fifth Ave., near 50th St.
REDUCED PRICES AND SALES
With huge sales and discounts, you’ll find lots of high-end brands at reduced prices.
• Address: 22 Cortlandt St., near Broadway.
Despite the club music, and long lines for the fitting rooms and at checkout, with such low prices on fashion apparel what’s not to like?
• Various locations
With 8-floors of food, fashion, housewares, beauty supplies, and jewelry, Macy’s Herald Square is known for its window displays and Thanksgiving Day Parade. Shop for designer brands like Guess, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan. Want a bite to eat? They have Just Salad, Starbucks, Pizza Bar NY, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Stella-34, and the Café.
• Address: 151 W. 34th St., near Broadway.
Restoration Hardware Outlet
With bargain prices, this 20,700-square-foot warehouse has the best in furniture, textiles, lighting, and housewares.
• Address: 131-07 40th Rd., near College Point Blvd., Queens.
Strand Book Store
The Strand, one of the oldest bookstores, has tons of second-hand books and a few rare collectibles at cheap prices.
• Address: 828 Broadway, at 12th St.
UPSCALE THRIFT STORES
Housing Works Thrift Shop
While a thrift store, you may find prices are a bit high, but the brands are some of the best.
• Address: 157 E. 23rd St.
A gorgeous 2.000-square-foot store that doesn’t even look like a thrift store, great finds like Chanel and Fendi at 50% off.
• Address: 632 Hudson St., near Jane St. and Horatio St.
The Salvation Army
Ready to shop for Village bargains? You can find top brands at cheap prices and get great deals on used clothing, handbags, and books.
• Address: 208 8th Ave.
EATERIES AND MARKETS
Grand Central Terminal
Waiting for a train? Want a bite to eat? Grand Central has Juniors Cheesecake, Magnolia’s Bakery, Shake Shack, The Oyster Bar & Restaurant, an indoor market, and Starbucks.
• Address: 42nd St., at Park Ave.
Union Square Market
Shop in this outdoor market for fresh flowers, baked bread, fruits, vegetables, and canned preserves. Don’t forget your shopping cart.
• Address: 17th St., at Broadway.
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